Touring China travels across 2,000 miles and 4,000 years to discover China's treasures, including the monumental Great Wall and the grand Forbidden City. In China's vast countryside, viewers will visit Sichuan's teahouses and the canals of Zuzhou. This program explores how the influence of western culture is impacting China's struggle to hold onto its identity. Other enlightening segments offer vivid glimpses of Chinese culture and customs, from popular pastimes to ancient traditions.
Touring India explores the land that inspired the journeys of Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, Vasco Da Gama and Christopher Columbus. From the Himalayas to South India, and Bombay to the Ganges, you'll find history in the palaces, forts, mosques, Victorian buildings and Hindu Temples that are testament to one of the world's most ancient and mysterious civilizations. India offers jungle scenes straight from Rudyard Kipling, deserts filled with colorful forts and palaces, tropical beaches, Himalayan mountain vistas and awe-inspiring places of meditation.